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January cruise deals for up to 50% off your next holiday

Set sail while the weather is warm and the cruise deals are hot.

When it comes to cruises, January is THE time to cash in on the best sea getaways.

It’s right in the middle of wave season, which runs from October until April, and once it hits the halfway point of the season prices start to drop. Here are some of the best bargains out there this season.

Cruise deals that are available right now:

CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $1,000 off + $1,000 OBC world cruises with Princess Cruises

Valid for 2020 cruises. Destinations include Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland, Alaska, Auckland, Tahiti, Honolulu. Bora Bora and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 40% off Royal Caribbean cruises

Save on select Royal Caribbean sailings from now until February 2020 in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

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Gate1 Travel Gate1 Travel

Up to $1,100 off European river cruises

Valid on select dates from March 2019 - November 2019. Destinations include Budapest, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Krakow and more. Note: Deposit must be paid by 7 November 2018 to receive discount.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

Up to 30% off Christmas and New Year's cruises

Valid for travel from November - December 2018. Destinations include South Pacific, Caribbean and Australia. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Up to $200 on board credit on last-minute cruises

Valid from October - December 2018. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. Cruises start from $315 per person for 3-night comedy cruises. T&Cs apply.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

$49 deposit: short break cruises

Valid for 2 to 4 days cruises departing on December 2018. Destinations include Moreton Island, Noumea, Hamilton Island, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

Up to US$100 off river cruises

Valid on select dates between March - December 2019. Destinations include Vienna, Budapest, Passau, Basel, Cologne, Bucharest and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

50% off second guest with MSC

Valid for cruise between December 2018 - April 2019 with MSC Meraviglia. Includes free Cirque du Soleil at Sea dinner & show.

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Scoopon Scoopon

34% off New Year's Eve cruise

Valid until 31 December 2018. Includes one ticket to a six-hour New Year's Eve cruise, open bar, canapes on arrival and standing buffet. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to US$250 OBC + free dinner for two with Cunard

Valid for 2020 cruises. Destinations include New York, Southampton, Singapore, Vancouver and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 30% off P&O cruises

Save on select P&O sailings between March - August 2019 in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

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P&O Cruises P&O Cruises

Premium drinks package from just $79

Valid on selected cruises 7 nights or more. Includes bonus onboard spending money and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to 33% off cruises + US$300 OBC with Holland America Line

Valid for cruise from November - December 2018 and January - April 2019. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Tasmania, Tasmania, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Papeete, Tahiti, Bora Bora and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to $400 off + $300 OBC with Princess Cruises

Valid for cruise from October 2018 - December 2019. T&Cs apply.

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Veltra Veltra

Up to 6% off Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve cruise

Valid on 31 December 2018. Includes unlimited drinks. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Free double upgrade with Azamara

Valid from March - September 2019. Destinations include Venice, Miami, Hawaii, Barcelona, Athens and more. T&Cs apply.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Up to US$1,000 OBC + free upgrade

Valid on select 2018 - 2020 cruises with Seabourn. Destinations include Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

Fjords cruises from £679 + up to £100 tour credit

Valid for travel on select 2018-19 sailings. Choose from a complimentary all-inclusive drinks upgrade or up to £100 pp shore tour credit. T&C's apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

20% off Super economy tickets

Valid on routes to Mykonos, Greece. T&Cs apply.

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Let's Ferry Let's Ferry

Greece: €20 passenger tickets with Blue Star Ferries

Valid on select dates of sailings. Destinations include Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Karpathos, Leros, Samos, Lesvos, Kea and more. T&C's apply.

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Fred. Olsen Fred. Olsen

No single supplement

Book select cruises as a solo traveller and pay no single supplement.

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CruiseAway CruiseAway

Melbourne Cup cruise on Pacific Explorer from $2,274

Valid from November 2018 - November 2019. Includes tickets and transfers to Flemington Racecourse. T&Cs apply.

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Everything you need to know about wave season cruise deals

Wave season is for cruise what Vogue Online Shopping Night is for fashion. It’s the time of the year when cruise liners go into a frenzy of offering bonuses like free upgrades and onboard credit. That is, on top of cabin sales.

Wave season bargains generally last for three months from January to March and are for sailings throughout the year and into the following year to various destinations. Check back here for deals as they come in.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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